Glad you had success Cave.
The Whirley Pop is as quick as Microwave and as much fun as Jiffy Pop.
Mine doesn't require me to take the top off.
One side opens up and has a simple clip that holds it in place.
You do need an opposable thumb to use it.
If it's too hot I suggest a pot holder or towel.
Enjoy your Whirley Pop and be sure to experiment with the different seasoning suggestions they have.
Eat lot's of popcorn because Cardiologists don't complain. Not to mention it's good and tasty.